- The College Board laid out 857 desk at the National Mall Thursday as part of its “Don’t Forget Ed!” campaign Tuesday.
- The desk signify the number of students who drop out every hour of every school day.
- College Board representatives collected signatures around the desks Wednesday, seeking to encourage presidential candidates to do more for education reform.
From the article:
While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Board set up 857 student desks in the blazing sun Tuesday.
The empty desks — one for each student who drops out each hour of every school day, according to the College Board — are part of its “Don’t Forget Ed!” campaign. ...